Monthly Archives: May 2022

The Poem-a-Day Series, Poem #37

Block 1912, Old Strathcona, Edmonton in the 1990s. It used to have a stage at the back and I can remember being involved in a number of readings here, including a special one with Spiritus in which we performed my … Continue reading

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Beauty

 

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Dial-a-Meditation: ‘Basics’ (continued)–part 3

(Posted on June 10, 2015 by rdaviesSome of the earliest blog meditations about basic perspectives. From Nov & Dec 2012.) **To find an entry, locate a month and year on right-side menu first, then scroll to entry date Epiphany–Nov (2) … Continue reading

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Dial-a-Meditation: The Essais of Richard Davies (part 2)

(Posted on June 10, 2015 by rdaviesThe ‘Basics’ meditations archive continued. ) **To find an entry, locate a month and year on right-side menu first, then scroll to entry date. Of Dreams, Dreaming, and the Realization of Dreams (and Desires)–Oct … Continue reading

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Dial-a-Meditation: A ‘Basics’ Index (part 1)

(Posted on June 10, 2015 by rdaviesFrom the first two months of the blog. Getting one’s bearings. Very basic frameworks, perspectives, and recurring themes.) **To find an entry, locate a month and year on right-side menu first, then scroll to … Continue reading

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The Movie Reviews of Richard Davies

(Posted on May 27, 2020 by rdavies) I taught film during my 30 year career as a senior high ELA teacher and later worked as a film classifier over 3 years for the Province of Alberta. I am also a … Continue reading

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The Poem-a-Day series, Poem #36

(A salute to Poe’s greatest and most popular poem. It is pretty automatic to mention the words “heaven”, “dream”, and “nevermore” when responding to this poem. Regardless of the substance abuse problems the poet had, one is always struck by … Continue reading

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Canada’s Supreme Court has lost its common sense and credibility

with the voluntary drunk intoxication excuse for murderers. Imagine. You kill someone, then start boozing yourself into oblivion. And then you are not responsible for your actions. Sounds like a win-win all the way around for would-be killers.

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The Poem-a-Day Series, Poem #35

  (DL, hands-on, filming the Irish storm sequence in Ryan’s Daughter) (DL showing Robert Mitchum, of all actors, ‘how to stand and touch’) Large epic landscape movies with real extras. A master cinematographer-director; super ‘camera eye’. And maybe, Hitchcock and … Continue reading

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The Unexpected Consequences of Putin’s War:

Russia cuts off electricity to Finland for its joining NATO. Before this absurd war atrocity began, things were relatively stable in the world, but with all the Western sanctions, the countersanctions and countermoves by Russia will continue to surprise and … Continue reading

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